Calibanus hookeri Family: Agavaceae. An strange caudiciform plant from Mexico. It is essentially a big tuft of grass growing from a woody caudex. The leaves are rough textured and bluish in color, especially as the plant matures. The larger the caudex gets the more individual tufts will form. Large, mature plants can have a caudex two feet or more in diameter with a hundred or more tufts of leaves. That takes many, many years and can be kept smaller if grown as a potted plant. Easy to grow. Water regularly (for a succulent) in the warmer months and keep fairly dry in the winter. Hardy to 15F.
This is a big plant with a 5" caudex.
Plant shown in a 8" pot.
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